PETFLIX & CHILL OUT:
Wilmy ‘Horror’ Wood
We all love the candy that Halloween brings. We love letting loose while doing the ‘Monster Mash’. We love taking the kids to strangers houses for the afore said candy. We love dressing up as adults and going to parties and letting our inhibitions free for a short while.
But nothing, and I mean nothing, brings about the true spookiness, the true horror and terror, the true essence of Halloween like being scared out of your wits by watching horror movies! And what better companion on this terrifying ‘journey’ can you ask for than your furry buddy: (a) someone who is warm to curl up with on the couch, (2) someone who will sit with you through all those terrifying scenes (and not laughing at your jumpiness or hiding your eyes behind your hand), and most importantly, (3) someone who will protect you from those things that go bump in the night that your mind WILL DEFINITELY conjure up because you watched these scary movies!
So, it’s time to grab the popcorn (or even better yet, candy corn!), switch the lights off, curl up onto the couch with Rover and to … PETFLIX and Chill Out: Wilmy ‘Horror’ Wood style! Check out these 13 ‘bloody delicious’ and ‘heart stopping’ classic horror movies that were made right in your own back yard of the Cape Fear area! So ‘Chill Out’ with your pet and let the ‘true’ Halloween fun begin!
(1) Firestarter (1984)
As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple’s daughter, Charlie (Drew Barrymore), begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as “The Shop”.
(2) Cats Eye (1985)
Stephen King tales follow a cat into a smokers clinic, onto a penthouse ledge and into a girl’s (Drew Barrymore) bedroom.
(3) Silver Bullet (1985)
When a series of unexplained murders occurs in the normally quiet town of Tarker’s Mill, the residents decide to hunt down the killer. However, many of these vigilantes end up dead, and those who don’t are no closer to finding an assailant. But, when a young wheelchair-using boy named Marty (Corey Haim) encounters a werewolf one night, the pieces begin to come together. Along with his sister and Uncle Red (Gary Busey), Marty begins a mission to capture the werewolf once and for all.
(4) Maximum Overdrive (1986)
After a comet causes a radiation storm on Earth, machines come to life and turn against their makers. Holed up in a North Carolina truck stop, a group of survivors must fend for themselves against a mass of homicidal trucks. A diner cook, Bill Robinson (Emilio Estevez), emerges as the unlikely leader of the pack, attempting to find an escape plan for himself and the survivors, who include his boss, Bubba Hendershot (Pat Hingle), and a newlywed couple.
(5) Trick or Treat (1986)
A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe’en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.
(6) Little Monsters (1989)
Brian (Fred Savage) isn’t scared of the monster living under the bed. On the contrary, when he gets to know the wild-eyed boogeyman, Maurice (Howie Mandel), the pair become fast friends. During the night, Maurice takes his young charge into the netherworld of monsters, where they have a great time making mischief in the lives of sleeping children. But Brian’s opinion of Maurice and his freewheeling lifestyle changes when he discovers that he himself is turning into a monster.
(7) The Exorcist III (1990)
Police Lt. Kinderman (George C. Scott) notices similarities between his current murder investigation and the methods used by the “Gemini” killer (Brad Dourif) who was executed 15 years before. He soon discovers a hospitalized mental patient (Jason Miller) claiming to be the dead serial killer, but who looks uncannily like a priest Kinderman knew who died during an exorcism. As more bodies are found, Kinderman looks for connections between the two supposedly dead men.
(8) The Crow (1994)
The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.
(9) The Night Flier (1997)
Rival reporters (Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle) tail a vampire who travels by airplane, claiming victims at small isolated airports.
(10) I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
A year after running over a fisherman and dumping his body in the water, four friends reconvene when Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives a frightening letter telling her that their crime was seen. While pursuing who he thinks is responsible for the letter, Barry (Ryan Phillippe) is run over by a man with a meat hook. The bloodletting only increases from there, as the killer with the hook continues to stalk Julie, Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.).
(11) Dead Heist (2007)
Four friends plan the perfect bank job, but while they’re clearing the tills, vampiric zombies are clearing the streets and now the gang are trapped.
(12) Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
As students prepare for their high school prom, they have no idea a flesh-eating virus is spreading via a popular brand of water.
(13) The Conjuring (2013)
In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.